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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:12 am 
Gold Trader / PoTM Winner / RB Rider
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
:D One sniff and it's back to the 70s!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:14 pm 
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Location: Cumbria
http://boysvintagetoys.com/#/keil-kraft ... 4532020561

This is the plane, heavy enough so that if you ran out of fuel you could just spin it around on it's own :)

I'm 53 LOL

Shaun

PS Going to go to get some cork tiles and a base this weekend, Dunelm is too posh for me.......Wickes :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:18 pm 
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i used to love making these, it led to another retro problem i have!!!! kitchen full of rc heli's :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:56 am 
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Tired engines, been there;-)
My dad was in to aeromodeling in the 30's and he bought a few secondhand engines, so when I started I got these really old engines. We would go somewhere with my latest control line plane and spend 4 hours trying to start the engine, by which time everyone wanted to go home. I would then loose/break the plane and build another and it went on... Years later, talking about electro plating he mentioned how he had plated a piston in one of the engine for several days to get it a good enough fit to start reliably!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Location: Heathfield, East Sussex
The best engine I ever had was a Super Tigre 2.5; absolutely metal in a Combat flying wing! 8)

Friend of mine had the scale model Focke Wulf 190; beautiful...

...though I always wanted the SE5A.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:30 pm 
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..........box arrived today, kids going to bed so opening in 10 mins :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:36 pm 
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My favourite McCoy .049 engined plane was my Kiel Kraft Radian...8)

Going to have to stop reading this thread, I can't afford another retro hobby!!


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